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National security experts participate in symposium
04-30-13

The event was held April 23 on campus.
The Misericordia University Government, Law and National Security Program sponsored and hosted a symposium for students on campus that featured experts on national security issues as part of the second annual Dr. Midori Yamanouchi Lecture Series.

The Misericordia University symposium featured Peter J. Smith, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania; Gen. Keith Martin (Ret.), former director of Pennsylvania Homeland Security; John Belcher, district director for U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, and Joseph Broghamer, senior security architect, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The panelists explored the nation’s national security challenges and discussed career opportunities in government, law enforcement, international relations, and the private sector.

The second annual Dr. Midori Yamanouchi Lecture Series at Misericordia University featured Frances Townsend, the former Homeland Security advisor for President George W. Bush and a guest commentator for CNN and other cable news networks. Ms. Townsend also conducted a master class for students who are enrolled in the Misericordia University Government, Law and National Security Program. The Government, Law and National Security Program at Misericordia University prepares students to enter the expanding national security workforce within both government and the private sector. Students achieve an integrated knowledge of political science, legal studies, behavioral science, management, history, and national security studies focused on threats to public safety. Misericordia’s program equips graduates with a solid academic foundation for entry-level career employment and mid-level career mobility opportunities in broad areas of criminal justice, public safety, security services, government administration, and legal services. In addition, the academic program prepares students for graduate study in law, government, business, and national security studies.

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The Misericordia University Government, Law and National Security Program sponsored and hosted a symposium for students on campus that featured experts on national security issues as part of the second annual Dr. Midori Yamanouchi Lecture Series. Participating in the symposium, seated from left, are Joseph Broghamer, senior security architect, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and Dr. Christopher Stevens, assistant professor or government, Misericordia University; standing, Gen. Keith Martin (Ret.), former director, Pennsylvania Homeland Security; Peter J. Smith, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania; Dr. Brian Carso, associate professor of history and government, Misericordia University, and John Belcher, district director for U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta.